Video feed for Festival #11

Welcome. We’re off to another great year as festival #11 has seen steady submissions and a real interest in the business of film. Our infamous Animation Festival tickets are on sale! Get them here BUY Animation Festival tickets. We have a great program lining up with selections from Iran, the US, Holland, and more already accepted to screen. Tickets are $5 for this special event (that takes place during the annual festival). Thank you to #PRSguitars and Gearstuff.com for your ongoing support.

We are excited to share our festival with everybody and this includes integrating with Philly Tech Week even more. We have been passive about this venture the past few years as we scoped out the possibilities. We feel now we are ready to stand up and show you what we have in mind. Expect our VR efforts to finally come to the front. 🙂

More updates soon. Visit us on Twitter for daily news and discussions @PhilaIndie

See you at the festival!

Philadelphia Festival of Live Arts 2011 at Media Bureau

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Thank you to Tel Aviv Actors and Theatre Artists Yael Rasooley, This was clearly the best year we have had and they just seem to be getting better. As artists we can’t thank you enough for working through our kinks and 24 hour days. Shalom!

87 films screened ~ what happened at the 9th Philadelphia Independent Film Festival?

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Welcome back! As we work towards festival #10 in May 2017, we are looking forward to demonstrating and discussing what’s next in Independent film. We hope you join us online and in the theater. If you see us out, please say hello. We have been setting up at Dave & Busters at Ken McGregor and John Mitchell’s event. Stop by and say hello. this is a fantastic event and we’re proud to take part! Until then, we’ll see you at the theater.

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2017 Update: Festival #10, CoFund360, Excelis Corp, gearstuff.com, and more. #PHLTech #PHLfilm #indiefilmlab #PTW17

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As we have been discussing on Twitter, Facebook, and a bit more on Quarom, the eco-system has been seeing interesting activity in Q3, Q4 of 2016 and continuing on in Q1 in 2017. 2017 and 2018 are shaping up to be genuine convergence of technology, information, content, and interaction of culture and data enabled processes.

Update: piffFilms.com. We are taking in submissions regularly as you know. We are excited to continue our work with ECAM, MEAC in Spain, and  to bring independent film to the Tri-State area. 10 years and counting this April 26-31, 2017! Thank you to our Submission review sponsors: PRSguitars, ECAM, MEAC, UltimateRobot88, MBNStudios, and the #UFF Underground Film Forum. #indiefilmlab #PHLfilm #indyfilm @PhilaIndie

Update: gearstuff.com. The site has launched. With more than 78,000 items and growing, we are excited to offer a new way to shop. by combining a true user experience via content demo and integration…

 

 

 

Submissions rolling in for festival #10 – April 26-30, 2017!

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Get your gear.

Welcome to the show! Festival #10 is seeing the biggest surge in submissions – ever. We are proud to see this happen and can not wait to share our views on the submissions as the year rolls on. You can submit here: Submit to festival #10 for the Early deadline.

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We are planning a lot this year and are looking forward to updating the website (long overdue, we know), officially launch the piffFilms ROKU channel, integrate with #PhillyTechWeek even more, as well as announce partners and other ideas.

Last year’s festival was a huge success for us and we are tracking the success of the films. Check out our Facebook account and our Twitter account for regular updates.

Don’t forget – support ALL film festivals and local screenings! The city is thriving with great options and other interesting things concerning film and it’s related fields including technology. Visit a small studio, show up to a networking event, shout it out via #PHLfilm on Twitter. Get involved. photo

We’ll see you soon! Contact us online by posting a question or a comment. You can stop by the Box Office at 2401 Walnut Street in Philadelphia, PA.

See you out there ~
The team at #piffFilms

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Brand (Content) Experiential Engagement

Date: November 9th to December 31st, 2013. 2016.

Subject: Notes. Goldenberg Group Market8 Urban Entertainment Center proposal.

Idea: Quickly enable a Digital Media Strategy (DMS) to gauge and measure project supporters.

Enabling the Eco-system by deploying Experimental engagement.

Enabling the Eco-system via Experiential Engagement.

  • Provide support via phone and Twitter to activate stakeholders and web users.
  • Provide discussion points and insight into current social and digital media trends.

update: no

#:  / #AI #DMS #bigData

@PhilaIndie festival #8 happens and people pack the house. Now what?

Philadelphia Independent Film Festival #8

#piff #uff #PHLfilm

It’s been a few months since the festival partnered with Philly Tech Week #PTW16 and camped out at the University of the Arts. We had never tried to screen in one space and in the spirit of us moving around the city since 2011, we took the task to heart. It was an exciting time for all of us.

The combination of 87 films with yet another fantastic and enthusiastic crowd showed Philadelphia and the world that the Independent film is alive and well. We are proud to have screened films from as far away as the Middle East (Iran and Israel), Italy, Montenegro, UK, Spain, Holland, all over the United States and much more. We produced multiple live webcasts that drew more people than attended the festival live. Our on going (circa. 1997) discussion of our (human) relationship with digital media continues to push the envelope. Local Independent film is thriving and will always be well represented at the festival.

It was great to see so many new faces. It shows the #PHL film community is much, much larger than anybody knows. We are proud to be part of and contribute regularly to the ever evolving landscape in Philadelphia film for almost 20 years. We support the #PHLfilm creative and business community and so should you!

Corzo Center for the Creative Economy Philadelphia Art Alliance What’s next for us? We plan to continue our UArts, Philadelphia Art Alliance and or Philly Nexus events where we discuss and introduce new and evolving artists, filmmakers, tech heads and people who want to discuss the current memes. We’ll continue to do these events and focus on working with local filmmakers to premier local films. The UArts Gershmon Y and the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy are fantastic venues to premier films. The Gershmon Y has a 600 seat capacity theater with some of the best projection the city has to offer.  We feel honored to present at such venues with such talented people.

Thank you again for continuing to make our festival such a success. We hope the past 9 years have shown our dedication to the craft as a craft and we look forward to seeing you out, online and buying tickets to all screenings (that’s all festivals people) through out the year and for many years to come. If you see an independent shoot on the streets of Philadelphia, buy the set some joe from a local shop. They’ll love you back for sure!

Feel free to contact us or interact with us online where we are active daily.

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Yours in the arts,
Benjamin Barnett, Festival Director #piff

2014 in review … Media Bureau

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,900 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people.

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Ex-Obama economic aide: Fear the young unemployed

Fortune

Unemployment numbers may have fallen to their six-year low last week, but J.P. Morgan’s Diana Farrell says there’s reason to worry over that jobs report: It took 80 months.

With the past five recessions, the recovery of jobs has taken “longer and longer”, Farrell said today at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women summit in Laguna Niguel, California. A former Obama economic aide, Farrell left the post in July head up the J.P. Morgan Chase Institute.

She says the economic improvements in recent years have not been total. “Growth and efficiency are not enough for a participatory economy,” she says, noting that jobs have not come back fast enough. Longterm employment, particularly among the young is especially worrying to her.

Unemployment or underemployment among 18-29 year olds is also a large problem for Europe and the Middle East, and Farrell says the consequences of the six years many young people were unable…

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New Jersey recommends and distributes A Journey into the Holocaust to 1,200 middle and high schools

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New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education recommends and distributes the film A Journey into the Holocaust to its 1,200 middle and high schools

* Every NJ teacher can receive a free copy of the Teacher’s Guide created for the film
* Every NJ teacher who uses the film will receive a free screening license
* Every NJ teacher has access to the educator’s only portion of the website

A Journey into the Holocaust, a documentary that attempts to answer why the Holocaust and other genocides happened and why they will continue to happen, has been accepted as an approved program to teach the Holocaust to New Jersey students. “We have approved and are recommending that teachers use this excellent film and Teacher’s Guide to help meet the state’s Holocaust education mandate” expressed New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education Executive Director D. Paul Winkler.

Visit the website and official Press Release here.

Media Bureau was proud to work on this film in a variety of capacities including producing and edit supervising. Thank you to Director and Writer Paul Bachow for giving us the opportunity to bring our talents to the table. We are honored to have worked on this project.